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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Rotary snow plow that Bachmann should make and sell for about $100. on: March 09, 2018, 10:56:51 AM

   I have two snow plow's on the go  A wedge plow completed and the Rotary is coming down the home stretch, about 90% done.  adding minor details and then into the paint shop for weathering.

  The wedge plow is based on one operated on 2Ft 6 Inch gauge by FCAB in South America.

  The Rotary plow is based on xRGS #1 which was sold and operated on the 3FT gauge  Kaslo & Slocan Rly in Canada, later rebuilt and operated on the Kettle Valley Rly (aka CPR).

   Ken C
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: “Frog” in turnout on: March 05, 2018, 08:15:43 PM
  Interesting to note that CWR was in service as early as  1889, the Norfolk and Western had a 3 miles stretch installed. The rail was electric welded and also used on street railways.
  Information from " The Science Of Railways" published in 1903.

  Ken C
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Rumor has it there's a new 2-6-0? on: February 05, 2018, 05:43:47 PM
  Actually there were Shovel nose version's operating in South America before the WP&Y got theirs and the the DL 535 operated also on NG line's in South America, rode behind a few of them.
   I would sooner see the Baldwin-Whitcomb 2&1/2 foot gauge units built for service in Chile
for Braden Copper Company.

  Ken C
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Rumor has it there's a new 2-6-0? on: February 05, 2018, 02:01:08 PM

  Afraid the closest you will find are kits of the 90 Class and 100 Class in S scale NG,
produced by "Railmaster Exports" in New Zealand. I have 3 of there 90 Class, one was converted to a B unit with a second end casting from them. At the time I wish I had also bought the DL 535 (100 Class) the LHS had.

  Ken C
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Rumor has it there's a new 2-6-0? on: February 04, 2018, 10:26:37 AM
  Bachmann are also releasing freight & passenger cars lettered for the White Pass & Yukon

  Ken C
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Your childhood Christmas electric train on: December 14, 2017, 11:56:17 AM

   My first XMAS train set, my Dad made, it was a SW switcher 6 Sardine tins and a Caboose.
 Moved a lot of dirt during the summer!. Made of scrap plywood and 2x4 lumber. Wish I still had it. First Electric train was a TRI-ANG Suburban set from England which I still have on a shelf.

  Ken C
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: would like to see about a caboose for our thomas kinkaid christmas express train on: December 07, 2017, 10:50:59 PM

  There was a Thomas Kinkade caboose, I have one, but it is missing the roof, and ladders. Whether the caboose is still available is hard to say.

  Ken C
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: HOn30 on: November 09, 2017, 11:29:53 AM
  Further to yesterday note, quick check with Bachmann Europe Products & Stockist's list's.

   Cars are due  Dec-Jan
   Engine          April-May

   1  distributor in Canada
   1  in the US

  That carry Bachmann Europe Branchline products.

  Ken C
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: HOn30 on: November 08, 2017, 02:30:24 PM
  Google   "Bachmann Europe"   products  for photo's, video and release date for the Baldwin and cars.
last I checked, late this year, (cars)  early next year (engine).

  Ken C
10  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Prototype for a new On30 Shay on: September 03, 2017, 11:23:13 AM

  There a surprising number of 30" gauge SHAYS still around, at least 18 some operational, most on display
from B Class 20-2, B Class 42-2  up to a C Class  60-3.( personal favorite)

  Although 23&1/2" gauge the Left Hand Drive SHAYS for San Luis de la Paz  # 757, 758, 836, 827 wold be neat to
operate and confuse people.

  Ken C
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Release of K-27 on: August 31, 2017, 06:35:52 PM

  For what it is worth, my LHS has a K-27, 2  3 truck SHAYS and a LGB Sumpter Valley 2-6-6-2 (All used) for sale
   (Goggle Trains and ) shop is located in Calgary Alberta.

       Ken C
12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Burma Mines Railway Part 2 of 4 on: August 14, 2017, 09:42:48 AM

  Enjoyed the videos on the Burma Mines Railway, have to finish a Boxcar from Peru, then get my Rotary finished, before I tackle the BMR  Tank car shown in the video, crying out to be modelled. Collecting pieces for it, a bit at a time.

  Ken C
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Train Sets, and waxing poetic on: April 07, 2017, 03:58:38 PM

   My first train set, my Dad made an SW switcher and Caboose from Plywood and 2x4 along with 6 Sardine
 Gondola's with hook and eye couplers. Wish I still had it!

   Ken C
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ho scale excursion cars on: March 21, 2017, 10:25:59 PM

  Excursion cars  HO listed in catalog & online store

15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: January 18, 2017, 11:34:45 AM


  Having worked in a couple of power plants, and visited a few, I could only wish for the amount of lighting that you have installed. The first power plant I worked in, two of the boiler's had been coal fired, but had been  converted to Bunker D, when I started there  in mid 1967. It was dark, dingy  and still had traces of left over Coal in places. Even if it had windows you would not be able to see out of them other then at ground level, where
they may have been cleaned.

  On the other hand, The Power Plant for the City of Medicine Hat (Gas fired) had window boxes of flowers in each of the lower windows.

    OK so what's with the STOP sign on the roof of the adjacent structure?

   Ken C
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